Game developer Valve Corporation has been focusing on the development of multiplayer games as of late owing to the massive success of “Dota 2,” “Counterstrike,” and the games on its Steam platform.
This particular thrust of Valve is what makes gamers and critics optimistic that the company will definitely release its multiplayer zombie shooter game “Left 4 Dead 3,” more than its first-person shooter video game “Half Life 3.”
According to Air Herald, “Left 4 Dead 3” is solely a multiplayer experience and Valve has been focusing on multiplayer games recently.
In addition, there have been presentation slides leaked showing the “Left 4 Dead 2” levels being remade using the Source 2 engine that is currently under development at Valve Corporation.
For sure, Valve is also seeing that there is a dearth of cooperative shooters on the market these days, which would make “Left 4 Dead 3” an important and viable entry. What makes “Left 4 Dead 3” a better multiplayer game compared to those that are available in the market these days is that players tend to play with his friends in the game, unlike in most games where players play against their friends most of the time.
The only other major cooperative shooter game in the market is the “Payday” series of games, which happens to be very popular on Valve’s Steam gaming platform.
Developing all by itself
The first two games of the “Left 4 Dead” franchise were developed through the collaboration of Valve Corporation and Turtle Rock Studios.
In February this year, Turtle Rock Studios decided to part ways with Valve, which caused some of the fans to think that the third installment of the “Left 4 Dead” franchise may have already been axed for good, notes the Vine Report.
But Valve has been very silent about the development of the game, although reports coming out states that the game would be using a Source 2 engine, which would make it faster and its graphics and visuals more detailed.
The “Left 4 Dead” franchise follows the story of two sets of four survivors, who struggle to survive an outbreak of an unknown virus that causes mutations and violent behaviour among infected humans. “Left 4 Dead” was released in 2008 while the sequel was rolled out just one year later.
A better game
There have been reports previously that Valve Corporation has been working on “Left 4 Dead 3” for quite some time now using the Source 2 engine.
Accordingly, because Source 2 is more powerful than its predecessor, it is expected that “Left 4 Dead 3” will be faster and will have more detailed graphics due to the presence of the Vulcan Graphics AP in the Source 2 engine.
As early as 2012, Valve has been working on the development of a Source 2 engine in an attempt to replace the outdated content authoring tools for Source. But it was only in August last year when Valve announced the release of the alpha of “Dota 2” Workshop Tools ported to a new engine.
Valve officially announced the release of the Source 2 engine in March this year, which the company made free to developers. The Source 2 engine is apparently compatible with the new Vulcan Graphics AP.
As the two upcoming games from Valve are “Left 4 Dead 3” and “Half-Life 3,” it was already speculated that the game developer will develop them using a Source 2 engine, which is quite logical.
After the no-show stunt pulled off by Valve Corporation during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2015 last month, the fate of “Left 4 Dead 3” was up in the air.
Contrary to reports that came out sometime in May that game developer Valve Corporation would make an announcement at the E3 2015 regarding its two of its most widely-anticipated video games – “Left 4 Dead 3” and “Half-Life 3,” it appears that fans and gamers will have to wait longer, or worst waited for nothing at all.